Motorcyclist walks away from crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has walked away from an accident on the Pacific Highway north of Coffs Harbour this morning.

The 60-year-old was involved in a low-speed crash at Sapphire, which saw him fall heavily onto the roadway.

Emergency services were called to the scene near the intersection of Headland Rd at 9.56am.

An Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics treated the man at the scene for gravel rash and soreness to his hip and arm, but he declined transportation to hospital.

The accident led to delays for motorists north of Coffs Harbour.

Police and road crews involved in the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade directed traffic past the scene.

The roadway was cleared just after 10.30am.

Emergency services were also called to a motor vehicle accident, involving a learner driver, at Dirty Creek Range earlier today.

The L-plater lost control of the hatchback on Range Rd and crashed head-on into a power pole just after 6am.

Paramedics said the instructing driver lost consciousness briefly after the impact and was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital suffering neck injuries.

The driver suffered only minor injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene.



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